UCC Graduates 6,886 Students

The University of Cape Coast, UCC, has held its 50th Congregation ceremony which saw the passing out of 6,886 undergraduate and postgraduate students from various academic disciplines. Out of the total number, 5579 were awarded undergraduate degrees, while 1,307 were awarded postgraduate degrees.   Students from the College of Humanities and Legal Studies, College of Health and Allied Sciences, College of Education Studies, College of Agriculture and Natural Sciences and the School of Graduate Studies who successfully completed their studies in the 2016/17 academic year were presented with their respective degrees at the ceremony.   Delivering an address at the ceremony, the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Joseph Ghartey Ampiah commended the graduands on their graduation and advised them to capitalise on every golden opportunity that would come on their way. He urged them to focus on their vision, dreams and aspirations because “Successful and unsuccessful people do not vary in their abilities but in their determination to reach their goal. Prof. Ampiah asked the graduands to be proud of the quality education they had received from the University, adding that although training at UCC had been strict, it would go a long way to make them better individuals.  He enjoined the graduands to be good ambassadors of the University in all their endeavours. The Vice-Chancellor announced several research interventions aimed at boosting productivity to transform livelihoods, advance the frontiers of knowledge and align with the vision of the University through enhancement of researcher visibility had been instituted. The Chairman of Council, Mrs. Nancy Thompson, called for the early completion of infrastructure projects in the University to enhance academic work. She, however, called on members of the business community to partner the University to complete the projects. Mrs. Thompson expressed optimism that the knowledge and skills the graduands had acquired would enable them to impact positively in their community and  society at large. She appealed to  the graduands to use the knowledge  gained at the university to serve humanity to the best of their ability and contribute their quota to the advancement of the University, stressing that "Once with UCC always with UCC". The Chairman of Council enjoined them to be guided by the motto of the University- Veritas Nobis Lumen (Truth our Guide)- in all their lives.